Clinics and Services

You may wish to visit our eConsult room if you need to make an appointment.

Antenatal

Routine antenatal check-ups are performed by one of our Midwives. These are held in the birth centre at Andover War Memorial Hospital.

Mother and Baby

A clinic for advice and weight-checking is run by our health visitors. These are held on:

  • 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, from 09:15-12:00, at the Spring Meadow Children’s Centre, Smannell Road.

Child Immunisation

Routine Immunisations for children up to age 5 are available on:

  • Wednesdays 13:30-15:30 and Fridays 13:30-15:00 by appointment only

Vaccinations

Routine and travel vaccinations for all ages are available with our practice nurses during normal surgery hours by appointment.

Asthma/Lung Disease

Regular check-ups and advice are available with our practice nurses on lifestyle, inhaler techniques and medication. If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a review of your asthma, please complete our Asthma Review form.

Diabetes

Regular check-ups and advice are available with our practice nurse on lifestyle, and medication.

Coronary Heart Disease

Regular check-ups and advice are available with our practice nurses on lifestyle, and medication.

High Blood Pressure

Regular check-ups and advice with our practice nurses on lifestyle and medication during normal surgery hours by appointment. If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a review of your blood pressure, please complete our Blood Pressure Review form.

Leg Ulcers

Dressings and advice about leg ulcers are available with our practice nurses on Tuesdays and Fridays by appointment.

Stop Smoking

For advice on smoking cessation, you can contact Smokefree Hampshire by:

If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a review of your smoking, please complete our Smoking Review form.

Contraception

Pill checks and contraceptive injections are performed by our practice nurses. Coil fitting is done by Dr Griffiths and Dr Ingram-Evans. For contraceptive implants, please attend the sexual health and family planning clinic.

If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a contraceptive pill review please complete our Contraceptive Pill Review form.

If you require a repeat prescription for the contraceptive pill, please ask the receptionist to book an appointment with the nurse, not the GP.

Sexual Health Services

Ring 0300 300 2016 for information and advice on contraception, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV, termination of pregnancy, pregnancy testing, chlamydia testing, psycho-sexual counselling and vasectomy services.

Earwax build-up

Earwax is produced inside your ears to keep them clean and free of germs. It usually passes out of the ears harmlessly, but sometimes too much can build up and block the ears. A build-up of earwax is a common problem that can often be treated using eardrops bought from a pharmacy.

If pharmacy treatment doesn’t work, please contact the practice. They may suggest having your ears washed out. If these treatments don’t help, your GP may refer you to an ear, nose and throat (ENT) department for specialised treatment.

Treatments to remove earwax

There are several different earwax removal treatments available.The main treatments are:

  • Eardrops – drops used several times a day for a few days to soften the earwax so that it falls out by itself.
  • Ear irrigation – a quick and painless procedure where an electric pump is used to push water into your ear and wash the earwax out.
  • Microsuction – a quick and painless procedure where a small device is used to suck the earwax out of your ear.
  • Aural toilet – where a thin instrument with a small hoop at one end is used to clean your ear and scrape out the earwax.
  • Not all these treatments are suitable for everyone. Your pharmacist or doctor can let you know what treatments may work for you and they can tell you about any associated risks or side effects.

Children and Young People

Please see the Wessex Healthier Together website for advice for parents, young people and pregnant women. There are also links to download an app for Apple (iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch) and Android smartphones.

Services that are confusing for parents to navigate, or unresponsive to the needs of acutely unwell children, mean that parents often end up seeking help from highly responsive services such as A&E departments and 999 ambulances. This in turn places increased strain on these already overstretched services.

Increasing numbers of children are also being admitted to hospital, often with relatively mild conditions such as respiratory tract infections, fever and gastroenteritis, for a duration of less than 24hrs.

A number of these children could potentially be managed at home if more robust local services were available, which would in turn improve patient experience. In addition, by overwhelming the urgent care system with children who do not require medical intervention, there is a risk of exposing children who are seriously unwell to sub-optimal care.

This project aims to look at how acute paediatric care could be better delivered to serve the needs of children and young people in Wessex. This project will initially focus on children under the age of 5yrs with common illnesses.

Steroid Joint Injections

Steroid injections are carried out in the surgery if required after initial GP consultation.